Robin Walls

Robin Walls

Robin Walls is the Executive Director/CEO of the King County Housing Authority in Seattle, WA. Robin has more than 22 years in the affordable housing field. Her extensive experience, deep knowledge of HUD programs, and demonstrated record of success position her as a leader in pursuing solutions to the affordable housing and homelessness crises in King County. Robin participates in several professional organizations including the National Leased Housing Association, where she serves on the board, and the National Association of Housing and Redevelopment Officials, where she serves on multiple standing committees.

Robin hails from Chicago. She holds a bachelor’s degree and a master’s degree from the University of Chicago. She looks forward to using her knowledge and experience to further the mission of the Rankin Foundation.

LaToro Yates

LaToro is an Enrollment Specialist in Higher Education most recently serving as the Executive Director For Enrollment Management at York College of the City University of New York. There he was responsible for managing three departments: Admissions, Financial Aid, and Testing. He has 14 years of experience in Enrollment Management and Student Affairs and has led York College to three consecutive years of their highest enrollment in the school’s history. He is active in the community and helped create a homework-to-play program at the Salvation Army in Jersey City. He earned a Ph.D. in Educational Leadership, Management, and Policy from Seton Hall University in 2013.

Dimples Williamson

Dimples joined Synchrony Financial in 2014, and she leads the strategy development and implementation for credit programs for a $2 billion portfolio. She previously worked for General Electric for 14 years working in Sales, Marketing, and Client Development. She earned her Master of Business Administration from Pennsylvania State University and a Bachelor of Science in Marketing Management from Virginia Tech University. She serves as a mentor for high school and college-bound students and teaches them leadership skills and college preparation. She lives in Cumming, GA, with her husband Travis.

Charmaine Wilson

Charmaine is a retired professor at USC-Aiken, where she was also the chair of the Department of Communication Studies. She is a Missoula, MT native and graduated from Hellgate High School and the University of Montana. She received her MA in Organizational Communication from Purdue University and her PhD in Organizational Communication from the University of Washington.

Charmaine’s greatest passion is teaching others and working with her students one-on-one to help them pursue their goals. She is the youngest of 6 kids, and two of her brothers and a sister still live in Missoula. Like all Montanans, she has a strong affinity for Jeannette Rankin.

J. Maria Waters

J. Maria Waters is currently serving as an in-house staff counsel for Progressive Group of Insurance Companies. Her professional accolades are evenly matched by her thoughtful social contributions. Maria is also on the board of Coastal Children’s Advocacy Center. She’s vice co-chair of the Law School Orientation Subcommittee of the State Bar of Georgia Professionalism Committee and she’s a community investment volunteer for the United Way of the Coastal Empire, along with other organizations and state bar committees.

Kunal Verma

Kunal is the Senior Vice President of Corporate Social Responsibility and Finance for Innova Solutions.  Kunal has a background in Business Finance with an emphasis on business financial health. Kunal believes that finance and social responsibility go hand-in-hand by implementing Corporate Social Responsibility initiatives in businesses’ health impacts, client engagement, and employee fulfillment. Kunal was introduced to the Rankin Foundation by the current Board of Directors through his work and served on the Rankin Foundation Finance/Investment Committee for a year before joining the board.  

Stacy Sollenberger

Stacy is an Executive Coach and founder of Stride Executive Coaching, LLC where she is a catalyst for individuals and corporations taking decisive, transformative steps on their leadership journeys. Stacy is passionate about education, lifelong learning, and continual personal development. Her favorite pastime is to combine her loves of travel and running with her sisters and extended family. She was a partner with ISHR Group for 21 years and previously worked as a Human Resource Manager for General Electric. Stacy earned both her Bachelor of Arts in Social Science and a Master of Labor Relations and Human Resources from Michigan State University. Stacy and her husband Alan both grew up in Michigan. They have raised three children, two of whom are studying in the midwest and one who will soon follow. While they live in Atlanta with their two rescue dogs, they return to Northern Michigan as often as possible.

Jacqueline Smalley

Jacqueline is the Manager of School and Outreach Programs at Children’s Museum Atlanta. Jacqueline is a native of Atlanta and a former early Childhood Education teacher. Jacqueline also worked as a teaching artist for over 15 years with organizations like The Spelman College Museum of Fine Art, Atlanta Public Schools as well as The Metro Atlanta Boys & Girls Clubs. Jacqueline is known for creating fun and engaging programs that impact students who are experiencing homelessness, attend Title 1 schools, and who reside in low-income and underserved communities.

Jacqueline earned an Associate’s Degree in Early Childhood Education in 2015 and has served as a Lead Pre-K Teacher for the Atlanta Mission’s, My Sisters House a school for homeless children and the Arthur Blank Early Learning Center. Because of her work in her community, Jacqueline was recruited by the Morehouse House School of Medicine under the leadership of Dr. David Satcher to lead the “Smart and Secure Children” Parenting Program. In this program, Jacqueline has trained over a hundred parents, caregivers and teachers who share her vision for making early childhood education fun and exciting while building a community of lifelong learners.

Kimberly Reeve

Kimberly has over 20 years of experience in leading development and marketing teams at several national and global organizations working as well as working as a management consultant for businesses and nonprofits. She traveled and worked with clients throughout the U.S., South America, and Asia and started the European office of a management consulting group, based in Amsterdam. Her research interests include mergers and acquisitions in the nonprofit sector, measuring impact on social enterprises, and corporate sustainability in the extractive industry.

As an associate professor at King’s, Reeve teaches International Business, Business Ethics, Decision-making and Negotiations, and Nonprofit Management. She earned a B.A. from Colby College, an M.B.A. from the University of St. Thomas, a Certificate in Global Affairs from New York University, and she completed her Ph.D. in International Business at ISM in Paris, France. Kimberly and her husband live in Newark, NJ, where they spend their weekends restoring their 300-year-old home.

Peg Olsen

Peg Olson brings 20 years of recruiting expertise combined with an intuitive skill for assessing individual talent and organizational needs. She has conducted a multitude of searches for Chief Financial Officers, Chief Operating Officers, General Counsels, Human Resource Leaders, CIOs, Chief Medical Officers, Executive Directors and other top-level executives. Peg has a successful track record of identifying and aligning leaders with both publicly traded and venture capital/private equity-backed organizations.